The Empire Strikes Back

Words and Photography by Andy Carter

Sequels aren’t supposed to be good.  They almost always come off as a half-hearted attempt to recapture the look, the energy, and the magic of the original film.  The Empire Strikes Back isn’t like that.  George Lucas’ follow-up to Star Wars was not only better, it was darker.  It gave America a reason to fall in love with the Dark Side.